We drive through, it’s fried, slapped together, paid for and eaten. It all happens so fast, doesn’t it? Welcome to the machine. But what can we do when we can’t be 100% free of the machine? We can’t all live off-grid and eat organic all the time. Liberation is mental freedom, and while we can’t always be free in the cage that has been built for us, the system we were born into, we can still have freedom in our mind. Do what you can to fight the system (peacefully) and when you can’t - just relax. Do what you can. That’s all anyone can do. Here’s how to liberate (your mind) from the industrial food system we are stuck in.Read More
In labelling and structure we find that frustration, that lack of patience, that restriction that doesn’t feel good. (But we are so used to it, that we think it does feel good.) So we decide to try to get out of the diet loop. What tends to happen when we first try to get out of it is we are so trained to think in terms of restriction rather than nourishment. Food is not viewed as nourishment, its viewed as the enemy in diets. So we may swing the pendulum so far the other way in order to attempt balance. Anarchy. Here’s how intuitive eating can bring your anarchy to a great balance.
Let’s make a new plan, Stan. Everyone knows diets don’t work. So here’s 50 (count ‘em.. fifty) reasons why you need to break up with the diet mindset.Read More
Many of us have images in our head of what it means to be minimalist. Joshua Becker, author of “The More of Less” says to describe it quickest: “I am intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.” I think that’s a great way of explaining it quickly. It did not start out for me as a life-changing experience, a moral compass or a new way of life. It simply started out of necessity. Here’s 7 ways you can enjoy minimalism in your life and how it also helps you upgrade your nutrition…Read More
Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.Read More
As a Holistic Nutritionist, I work with what I know which is food and how it works for your body. I'm not legally (morally, ethically, common knowledge-y?) allowed to diagnose or prescribe anything. But recently talking to a client, I realized something I could ethically and legally prescribe. Permission.Read More
Sourdough bread is one of the finest foods around. While I could sit here and elicit memories of eating San Francisco sourdough, I’d rather share my recipe for the powerhouse that is sourdough! Sourdough bread reflects the traditional preparation of grains. It is slow-fermentation. It takes time, it takes patience. Go back to days of old (and your digestion will thank you!) See the recipe….Read More
Start your spring time with these nutrient-packed foods that are coming into season now. The benefits of stocking up on the fruits and veggies that are the first to arrive in your farmers' market are amazing: They’re sold at optimum freshness—having been grown locally rather than shipped from another continent —which means they'll have a higher nutrient content too! Stock up on my 7 go-to picks below to help cleanse up before the heat!Read More
Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now.Read More
Many people are still stuck in the (very 1980's) trend of avoiding fat at all costs. Many of my clients have serious hang-ups about the calories from fat ruining their waistline, or the feeling of fat in their mouth, because they are so trained that it is bad for them. However, what we need to understand is that fat plays many important roles in the body, including being a source of energy. Here's all the fats: the good, the bad and the ugly....Read More
Responsibility, education, bacon and thanking you for 6 years of business. Your support means the world to me - and because of people like you I get to continue doing the work that I love in the world. I get to help people feel better. I get to coach and empower people to start making changes and I get to brew my magical tonic that I love - Experience Kombucha. Thank you from the bottom of me food-loving heart....Read More
I approached my transition to a natural lifestyle with a hungry spirit in 2010.... and I'm still enjoying the journey and growth! Changing your diet is about taking responsibility but its also about having fun, striving for balance and of course paying tribute to those before us who paved the way for the 'alternative' life style as well as the natural foods movement. Here's the ultimate guide to going back in time in a modern way...Read More
Am I vegan? Well, the short answer is no. Although I get asked weekly if I am.
In the past 5 years I have been asked by a lot of people..... A LOT.... if I’m vegan or vegetarian…and the answer is (still) no. But that doesn’t mean I eat meat all the time - it just means I don't eat it every day. Here's some truths about 'attempting' or trying vegan...Read More
Bone broth - incredibly healthy and nourishing, helps our intestinal health and digestion, keeps colds and flus away by improving our immune system over the cold weather. You can make it vegetarian by using vegetables only and omitting the bones, but the gelatin from bones is what makes it so healing for our intestines. Making your own broth is inexpensive, re-uses food scraps you may otherwise throw out, plus makes your home smell great : )
Bone broth or stock is a traditional food: one way our ancestors used up every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen or glutamine that have the power to transform your health.Read More
One reason we are so lost in nutrition is because we are constantly looking to external forces to tell us how to eat. We follow diet trends, we buy the latest products, we read the newest books and change our diets based on everyone else's opinion or 'facts.' What this does is lead us to believe that we do not inherently know what our body likes to eat, what it leads us to believe is that we don't trust ourselves to know. Here I am sharing why I don't care if my clients' eat ice cream or other junk food.....Read More
Holistic Nutrition ROCKS. Why? Because you set your body up for success, so it balances itself. Has more energy. Loses weight. Gets healthier. .... and feels better! Holistic Nutrition allows your body to heal itself deeply rather than just putting a band-aid on to cover up symptoms – focusing on all aspects of your life. Here's 7 EASY starter steps to success....Read More
Your immune system + nutrition + lifestyle. 5 Ways to nourish your Immunity.....Read More
We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.
We want local food. We want artisinally-created foods. We want craft-beer. We want organic food.Read More
Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...Read More
Just about everyone reads labels now a days - it is a key to eating healthier as it gives you clues as to what is in the food. But how do we know what we are LOOKING for? What is a food label? Here are 2 things you never want to see on your food label.Read More